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riff_ #161 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 19:11

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jan 17 2017 - 02:23, said:

Trivia Question

 

In the 1960 movie Psycho there is a scene in which something is shown which had never before been seen in a movie.

 

What was it?

 

Janet Leigh's nipple?

 

I know.... :facepalm:.

 



Speedy_DePalma #162 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 19:17

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One of my other favorites, Kubrics unsung movie.

Spoiler

In the interior scene more was said in a few glances, hand motions and body language than a whole script of dialogue could ever do, fun fact all the lighting came from the candles and it was captured using low light lenses originally designed for deep sea and space exploration.



Klaatu_Nicto #163 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 19:35

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This is one of my favorite movies.

 



chrisibare #164 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 19:39

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Great Choices.  I enjoy some of the more foreign / independent films, along with some of the Classics.     My List, in no particular order, that I will always watch :

 

Untergang

Run Lola Run

Session 9

Conspiracy

The Great Escape

Hero- Jet Li

Patton

The Longest Day

Das Boot

Rush

Dr. Strangelove

The Great Race

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Its a Mad, Mad, Mad World.

 

There was a foreign film I saw about 10 years ago; I cant remember the Title to save My life!   It was a great storyline, set in WWII, about a German soldier, a Russian soldier, separated from their units, taking refuge on a Finnish farm owned by a widow.    If anyone knows the name of it, please let Me know.

 

 



Cognitive_Dissonance #165 Posted Jan 17 2017 - 19:43

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View Postchrisibare, on Jan 17 2017 - 12:39, said:

Great Choices.  I enjoy some of the more foreign / independent films, along with some of the Classics.     My List, in no particular order, that I will always watch :

 

Untergang

Run Lola Run

Session 9

Conspiracy

The Great Escape

Hero- Jet Li

Patton

The Longest Day

Das Boot

Rush

Dr. Strangelove

The Great Race

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Its a Mad, Mad, Mad World.

 

There was a foreign film I saw about 10 years ago; I cant remember the Title to save My life!   It was a great storyline, set in WWII, about a German soldier, a Russian soldier, separated from their units, taking refuge on a Finnish farm owned by a widow.    If anyone knows the name of it, please let Me know.

 

 

 

Ahhhh, I forgot about It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World. That is a good one!

Lethalhavoc #166 Posted Jan 18 2017 - 03:48

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Aliens full length directors cut.

Blade Runner directors cut.

Pitch Black directors cut.

Blood of Heroes aka Salute of the Jugger.

Feast.


 



Klaatu_Nicto #167 Posted Jan 18 2017 - 04:13

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Meshuggah1 #168 Posted Jan 18 2017 - 04:21

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Shutter Island - watch it, and then immediately watch it again..it becomes a completely different movie the 2nd time around.

Inglorious Bastards - that opening act though

Donnie Darko - for reasons I can't explain



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View PostSpeedy_DePalma, on Jan 17 2017 - 19:17, said:

One of my other favorites, Kubrics unsung movie.

Spoiler

In the interior scene more was said in a few glances, hand motions and body language than a whole script of dialogue could ever do, fun fact all the lighting came from the candles and it was captured using low light lenses originally designed for deep sea and space exploration.

 

I'll have to check this out. Thanks

Klaatu_Nicto #170 Posted Jan 24 2017 - 01:12

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I watch a very good movie last week, Deepwater Horizon. The special effects were either some of the most realistic CGI I've seen or they actually blew up a drilling rig.

 

 

There is a couple of issues I have with the movie. After the blowout and explosion there are couple of scenes where the U.S. flag is in the scene and it seemed to me this was meant as an indictment of the U.S.'s use of fossil fuel.  My biggest issue was how BP was portrayed at the sole bad guy in what happened. In the following documentary, which I watched after seeing the move, it was not the BP official on the rig, owned by a separate company, who was responsible for what happened. It was the man in charge of the drilling, who was not employed by BP, who made the critical decision which led to the blowout.

 

In this documentary it is learned there was a decision made at BP headquarters in Texas that may have led to the disaster but since the evidence is way under the seafloor we will never know if that decision by BP caused what happened. What is known is the formula for the cement, developed by Halliburton, failed a number of tests which BP and the folks on the drilling rig were not aware of.

 

 


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Iron_Soul_Stealer #171 Posted Jan 24 2017 - 21:32

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I really liked the film Sully. I don't want to give too much away, in case you haven't watched it yet, but it's about a pilot that experiences a serious engine malfunction, and believes, to the best of his knowledge, that the safest course of action {and only option} is to land on the Hudson River. He is hailed as a hero, because no one was killed in the incident, however, a certain group of people embark on a crusade to prove, in perfect 20/20 hindsight {of course}, that Captain Sully was wrong for landing on the river...and that he should have returned back to the airport and landed there. They use a wonderful array of computer models and simulations, as well as facts and evidence to prove Capt Sully "wrong". Like I said, I won't be a spoiler, so I will let you watch the film, and then decide for yourself what you believe. 

 

 

Furthermore, on that very interesting subject of beliefs...

I've noticed, lately, that there seems to be this growing and disturbing trend towards changing and altering the very concept and meaning the words opinion and belief. And I think I know why. 

 

There is this strange breed out there who believe that if they can prove someone wrong at every level {including their personal opinions & beliefs}, then they somehow "'win"....and become "morally superior". This crusade 'growing movement' of 'proving someones opinion wrong' is a very elitist notion..and a dangerous path towards moral superiority. And as history has shown us many, many times, that usually does not end well. 

 

Spoiler

 

 



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Alright boys, listen here:

Ratatouille is the best movie by far. Every scene is well created and beautiful. 



mattwong #173 Posted Jan 25 2017 - 21:26

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I just watched Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" again.  That movie never gets old.

 

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View Postmattwong, on Jan 25 2017 - 16:26, said:

I just watched Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" again.  That movie never gets old.

 

ROMA VICTOR!!

 

Terrible movie.

So cheap they recycled the opening barbarian chant from the sound track of the movie Zulu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu_(1964_film)

I removed the Youtube clip due to the possibility of the cheesy fighting scene might violate WG PG 13 guidelines.


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CapturedJoe #175 Posted Jan 25 2017 - 21:36

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Not actually a movie, but TV series: Czterej Pancerni I Pies (Four tankmen and a dog), I love it.

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View Postmattwong, on Jan 25 2017 - 21:26, said:

I just watched Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" again.  That movie never gets old.

 

ROMA VICTOR!!

 

I prefer The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), a true classic.

mattwong #177 Posted Jan 25 2017 - 21:37

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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jan 25 2017 - 15:36, said:

Terrible movie.

So cheap they recycled the opening barbarian chant from the sound track of the movie Zulu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu_(1964_film)

 

Well, you're obviously no fun.



Playz4Fun #178 Posted Jan 25 2017 - 21:43

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Saving Private Ryan

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society

Full Metal Jacket

Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa

Blue Thunder

Dirty Harry (All of them)

007 Goldeneye

007 Moonraker

007 Octopussy

007 Die Another Day

007 The WOrld Is Not Enough

 

and many others.

 



Klaatu_Nicto #179 Posted Jan 26 2017 - 00:01

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I watched a movie last week that while not a great movie had an interesting premise. In order to stop global warming

(insert here 'Oh no! Here he goes again with the global warming' face)

the atmosphere is sprayed with a substance that will lower the temperature. It worked.

 

Spoiler

 

Based on what I've read about actual proposed plans, this movie could become reality, but without the train.  


Edited by Klaatu_Nicto, Jan 26 2017 - 00:05.


Iron_Soul_Stealer #180 Posted Feb 14 2017 - 04:04

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I've always loved this classic movie: The Neverending Story.

 

It has so much wonderful imagination, and is so well written.

*On second thought, I won't recommend it to our forum members {a few in particular}. It just has waaaay too much imagination and creativity. Obviously more than some can handle. A few of our members here might try to "demand proof and evidence of the existence of a Luck Dragon"...and the whole point of the movie would be lost on them. 

...:facepalm:

 

Oh well. Their loss.

 






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